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Accounts Administrator

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At a Glance... header image

Responsible for the daily processing of invoices and other financial transactions.


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Madeleine Tylicki
Accounts Team Leader  

Madeleine Tylicki is a Team Leader in the Accounts Merchandising Department with Lidl. She grew up in Germany and, following Business College, moved to Ireland.  Her job involves processing invoices from suppliers that have delivered goods for resale to Lidl, and dealing with related queries that arise.

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Darren O'Reilly
Financial Advisor  

Darren completed his Leaving Cert in Colaiste Choilm CBS, and then a Diploma in Financial Advice in UCD. He had already secured a job in the local Credit Union before leaving school, and received a scholarship from them to go to college. He always new he would follow a career in business and has several further qualifications completed.

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Justine McCosh
Accountant  
Justine is from New Zealand and completed her secondary education and primary degree there. She moved to London and worked in the Banking sector for a while. She then studied to become a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), and after moving to Dublin took up a position in the ESB.
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Peter Gavagan
Chartered Accountant  

Peter works as a Chartered Accountant for Barkley's in London. He completed a Degree in Economics before specialising in Accountancy.

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John McElhinney
Accountancy Partner  

John McElhinney is a Partner with John McElhinney and Company Chartered Accountants. He completed the IATI accounting technician course and following a 2 year stint in the banking sector where he completed the Financial Services exams and the Investment Advisor exams through the Institute of Bankers in Ireland he returned to the accountancy world and completed a Chartered Accountancy Contract. 

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Chester Reid
Chartered Accountant  

Chester Reid works as a Chartered Accountant. He holds a B.Comm degree from NUI Galway.  After a period in the workplace he decided to pursue a Chartered Accountancy training contract with BDO Simpson Xavier from where he passed his ACA exams. He is currently studying for the AITI qualification.

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Gail Sterio
Corporate Accountant  
Gail Sterio works as a Corporate Accountant in McDonald's. She holds a Marketing Degree from DIT and recently completed her accountancy exams with the ACCA. It was while she was working part-time in McDonald's during her studies that she went for the interview for a full time position in the accounts department and was successful.  McDonald's encouraged and supported her to take her ACCA exams.
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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.

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Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.

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Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.

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Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.

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Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.

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Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.

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Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.

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Compile statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.

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Code documents according to company procedures.

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Reconcile or note and report discrepancies found in records.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

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Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:  Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

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Documenting/Recording Information:  Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

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Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:  Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

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Monitoring and Controlling Resources:  Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Clerical:  Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

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Mathematics:  Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Economics and Accounting:  Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Mathematics:   Using mathematics to solve problems.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Time Management:   Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Organisation: Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)
  Address: 47 - 49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 649 8100
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